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Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences class

Internships and Externships in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Letter from the Chair
Carole T. Ferrand

On this part of the Hofstra Web site you will find information about internships and externships within the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. In addition to classroom instruction, these experiences are essential components of programs.

Undergraduate students study human communication and its disorders within the context of a broad liberal arts education. The undergraduate curriculum includes opportunities to observe and study the clinical process, explore research opportunities, and participate in a field experience in communication disorders.

The graduate curriculum prepares students to become professional, competent clinicians who provide services to children and adults with communication disorders.  Clinical work, laboratory experiences, and research opportunities complement academic course work. Hofstra’s speech-language pathology graduate program offers clinical experiences in a variety of settings.  In addition to the Speech and Hearing Clinic, graduate students in speech-language pathology complete three externships in settings that include preschools, special education programs, public and private schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, developmental centers, acute and sub-acute care settings, and private practices.

Graduate students in audiology complete their clinical training in a variety of settings that include university clinics, medical centers, hospital clinics, special education facilities and private practices.

If you have questions pertaining to internships, externships and research, please call the Undergraduate Program Department at (516) 463-5509 or the Graduate Program Department at (516) 463-5508.